March 29, 2011
Colonel Moamer Kadhafi urged world powers meeting Tuesday in London to end their “barbaric” offensive against his oil-rich country as his forces beat back a rebel push on his home town Sirte.
The Libyan strongman likened the NATO-led air strikes targeting his artillery and ground forces to military campaigns launched by Adolf Hitler during World War II.
“Stop your barbaric, unjust offensive on Libya,” Kadhafi said in the letter published by the state news agency Jana.
“Leave Libya for the Libyans. You are committing genocide against a peaceful people and a developing nation,” he said in the letter to the London meeting of more than 35 countries to map out a post-Kadhafi future for the north African state.
“It seems that you in Europe and America don’t realise the hellish, barbaric (military) offensive which compares… to Hitler’s campaigns,” Kadhafi said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:46 am